Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

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Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 8 Mar 2013, 2:01pm

I'm fitting mudguards to a pair of solid forks that are suspension corrected. I have eyelets at the bottom so no problem there but at the top the crown mounting point is way higher than the mudguard will reach. What do people use to bridge the gap? Looking for some thing quite neat for preference.

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby andrew_s » 8 Mar 2013, 2:48pm

Neatest is to use a wine bottle cork (or similar) as a spacer with a bolt up through the mudguard and cork to a fitting underneath the fork crown.
It does however depend on having the threaded hole under the fork crown.

If you haven't, it may be possible to use a short section of broom handle wedged into the bottom of the steerer and secured via the regular mudguard bolt hole, with the mudguard screwed into the bottom end of the broom handle.

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby meic » 8 Mar 2013, 2:55pm

Extend the mudguard bracket's arm so it can reach.
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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby reohn2 » 8 Mar 2013, 5:39pm

meic wrote:Extend the mudguard bracket's arm so it can reach.


I've used a piece of flat mild steel about 20mmx2mm the right length, drilled at both ends and painted to suit.
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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Malaconotus » 8 Mar 2013, 10:50pm

22T chainring?....

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby andrew_s » 9 Mar 2013, 1:31am

Malaconotus wrote:22T chainring?....

At least that's braced against the fork so it shouldn't wobble too much. Has it damaged the fork paint yet?

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Brucey » 9 Mar 2013, 5:01am

I can't help but think that some short stays from the brake bosses might be the thing on a bike with cantis.

If there were two each side running backwards to the standard mounting tab on the mudguard, and another pair running forwards to the end of the mudguard -French style- I'd imagine that might work nicely.

On a disc-only fork, maybe off the low rider bosses would work?

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby CREPELLO » 9 Mar 2013, 11:58am

Malaconotus wrote:22T chainring?....

Like 8)

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Malaconotus » 9 Mar 2013, 12:09pm

andrew_s wrote:
Malaconotus wrote:22T chainring?....

At least that's braced against the fork so it shouldn't wobble too much. Has it damaged the fork paint yet?


No idea. Image stolen from elsewhere on the internet.

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby RickH » 9 Mar 2013, 12:11pm

Brucey wrote:I can't help but think that some short stays from the brake bosses might be the thing on a bike with cantis.

Or how about a "V brake booster"?

CRC have a thermoplastic one (& used to do a nice alloy one) There also are a couple listed on Ebay for under £5 that might be worth a punt on.

Rick.

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Russell160 » 9 Mar 2013, 10:55pm

Don't know if you could fashion something using this: essentially it appears to be a plug you fix inside the recess which you could then fix to as described by others above:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=36757

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Russell160 » 10 Mar 2013, 8:17am

Re brake booster suggestion, how about this Magura one, with holes already:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=9447

Personally I don't think anyone is going to top that 22t Chain ring. Genius.

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Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Postby Gearoidmuar » 10 Mar 2013, 8:30am

Malaconotus wrote:22T chainring?....

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You genius!